Programs

Virtual and in-person options available! This list is updated regularly as new programs take shape, so check back often! All educational programs can be made into concerts, and I would be happy to give a general concert combining any or all of the below themes or offering different songs. Just ask! I’m looking forward to singing for and with you.

To book a program or inquire about rates for weddings, bridal showers, handfastings, baby showers, christenings, Wiccanings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, Confirmations and First Communions, graduation or birthday parties, celebrations of life, funerals, wakes, grand openings, or any such event, just click the button below!

Water Bound: Shore Songs, Chanties and More
A program of songs about those who live and work on seas, rivers and bays the world over, what happens to them out there, and the loved ones waiting and wondering about it on shore.  Listen to their stories, lend your voice on the choruses, and learn a few shipboard work songs – and what they were used for — along the way.

Based On A True Story
Old songs, like clichés, are often based in truth. Gather ’round for (mostly) traditional folk songs from England and the USA that tell of people who really lived and things that actually happened — and while we’re at it, learn a bit of the history behind how the stories were told and preserved.

Uncovering the Traditional Ballad:
Beyond the Long, Slow, Sad, Solo Story Song
Ballads often conjure the picture of someone singing a long, slow song about the perils and woes of life and loss.  While many story songs fit that bill, all you really need for a ballad is a story with a beginning, middle, and end. Come hear (and sing!) some traditional ballads that fit the definition while defying the stereotype, and learn a bit about this song style while we’re at it.

The Magic of Music and Meter
Celebrate National Poetry Month or simply spend some time soaking in the words of some of my favorite wordsmiths set to music. W.B. Yeats, Shakespeare, Kipling, E.L. Blanchard, and more come together in this program to wrap us in beauty, powerful reminders, and a laugh or two.

Old Songs For Young Humans: Game Songs & Lullabies
An all-ages program for children, guardians, and families of all kinds!  Sing a few traditional children’s rhymes and game songs, and then hear a lullaby or two as you settle down after our fun!

A Garden of Sound
A program of traditional and trad-adjacent folk songs that contemplate and celebrate the natural world, as well as the creatures that inhabit it.

Ballads of Joy
A program of story songs in the English, Scots and Canadian traditions that celebrate life’s joyful moments, good surprises, and happy endings.

Love Songs Beyond the Bawdy & Romantic
For every old song that chronicles swooning romance or the excitements of lust, there’s one in or alongside tradition that celebrates love of another kind – between family members, colleagues, friends, a craftsperson and their work, and more. Gather ‘round and sing along with some of my favorites, culled from various folk traditions and a few tradition-steeped folk songwriters of today.

Traditional & Trad-Adjacent Love Songs with Happy Endings
Bask in the triumphs of romance and tales of love gone right, pulled from and written in the styles of various folk traditions through the ages.

Photo: Suzanne Mrozak